What's up with all the sickos around here??? 2 people here with ear aches. You know that kind of crap runs in 3's, and I also get them very easily. You're jinxing me by just mentioning it here!
If it's just pain caused from sinus fluid build up, then the Sudafed and Motrin will work wonders. But if it's an actual infection, you'll need antibiotics. They only get worse and the eardrum only swells until there's no more room for it. My son had a few small perforations from the last one. Just like with appendicitis, he was wailing one minute, and then all of a sudden he said "Mommy, it feel better suddenly!"
Anyhoo, I STILL get them, and they suck! I'd rather give birth than have an ear ache. My labors last less time than any ear ache I've ever had anyways!
Take care of your eardrum!